ShortLink is a centre of excellence with a focus on developing energy efficient electronics for wireless communication and portable products. We have more than 25 years of experience and a large catalogue of IP to help our customers develop the optimal solution in an efficient manner.

We believe in a holistic approach to wireless electronics development and are therefore specialized in ASIC Design (RF, Analogue, Mixed Signal), Antenna design and PCB hardware design. We can help you perform trade-off analysis between implementation options and assist you in developing the best solution for the circumstances facing your product and market.


Our skillset is perfectly suited for projects not involving wireless communication as well – our proficiency in wireless design extends to analogue and mixed signal design.


Our comprehensive service offering includes:

  • Custom ASIC Design
  • ASIC Design Services
  • Silicon IP block Licensing and Design
  • Supply Chain Services (Turnkey)
  • Product Design (Hardware & Software)
  • Antenna Design


Custom ASIC Design

Our main focus:


  • Low power mixed signal ASIC
  • Low power RF ASIC
  • Analog, mixed, digital and RF ASIC


In addition to RF ASIC, we are also skilled at designing ASICs for applications where extremely long battery life is required. These are often circuits with demanding analog functions together with micro-controllers on a single circuit – known as “System on Chip”.

Over the years we have gained extensive experience with design solutions that outperform standard components in a given application; often these are also extremely compact designs.

ASIC Design Services

ShortLink has all the competence, experience and design tools needed to successfully design your custom ASIC from beginning to end. We also offer our design services individually. We can help you with one or several parts of the development – we offer everything from pre-studies, system level architecture, analog and digital design, layout, simulation, verification, supply services and more. Please contact us with your specific project requirements for more information.

Silicon IP Licensing and Design

ShortLink has a large catalogue of in-house developed IP blocks available for licensing. Our IP blocks are available in a variety of technologies and foundries from from deep sub-micron CMOS technologies to high voltage (400V+) processes. We are experienced in porting analogue IP blocks between process nodes and foundries – an invaluable skill to reduce risk and cost during development while maintaining flexibility.

In addition to our existing catalogue, we also offer our ASIC design services for new IP block designs. Novel IP blocks can either be based on existing designs and IP or designed from scratch depending on the requirements of the block.

Supply Chain Services (Turnkey)

ShortLink provides full turnkey ASIC manufacturing services, taking products from prototype to mass production using the most suitable technologies available.


We have a flexible supply chain service that adapts to each customer’s unique needs and volumes. Our service includes all necessary steps from wafer procurement, probing, packaging, IC testing, storage and distribution of ICs.

Product Design (Hardware & Software)

With more than 25 years’ experience of advanced electronics development and performance optimization, we can offer a complete service for the design of portable low power and wireless communication – both with discrete components and standard IC circuits at board level or completely integrated silicon solutions in the form of ASICs (i.e. non-standard tailor-made IC circuits).

By managing our projects from the initial concept to finished product, we can deliver time-efficient high-performance solutions.


We can help you take the lead in your field, regardless of your product area. We are especially skilled in wireless and radio development. Our radio knowledge includes RF ASIC development, Antenna development, Hardware, Software, Radio protocols, EMC and radio testing.

We have a solid, comprehensive expertise covering everything from the initial stage of development, through design and testing, to a product ready for market launch. Unique know-how that is available to you for many kinds of development projects.

Antenna Design

When size is important and performance has to be excellent, our antenna team springs into action. Having been involved in developing antennas for brands such as Apple, Nokia and Ericsson, we have extensive knowledge and expertise.


One of the major challenges today is wireless communications for the Internet of Things. Portable, often very small, devices demand micro antennas that still provide superior performance and stability.  Together with our Test Centre, complete with an anechoic test chamber, we can offer a unique holistic process for antennas – from design to verification and measurement.

IP Cores


ShortLink offers a number of silicon proven RF transceiver IPs that have been successfully employed in many ASIC projects. The Radio IPs are available in various process nodes, including TSMC 40nm. Sub-blocks such as transmitter, receiver, PLL, frontend (LNA & Mixer) can be licensed separately, if desired.

Our RF Transceiver IPs are capable of operating in the following frequency bands:

  • Multi-Band 433/868/915MHz
  • 433 MHz
  • 5.8 GHz

Please contact us for more information. Some additional information can also be found on our website.

Analog – PLL

ShortLink offers a number of high performance PLL IPs that have been successfully employed in many ASIC projects. The PLLs are available in various process nodes, including TSMC 40nm. Sub-blocks such as VCO can be licensed separately, if desired. Please contact us for more information.

  • PLL Fractional-N 1500-2100 MHz
  • PLL Fractional-N 1800 MHz
  • PLL Fractional-N 900 MHz
  • PLL Fractional-N, Extreme low jitter (1ps RMS)

Analog - ADC

ShortLink has several ADC designs optimized for different applications. The ADCs have been implemented in various technologies. Please contact us for more information.

  • ADC, Sigma Delta, 14 bit, 8.5 MSPS
  • ADC, Sigma Delta, 10 bit, 32MSPS
  • ADC, Sigma Delta Continuous Time, 20 bit
  • ADC, SAR, 8 bit, 100 KSPS
  • ADC, SAR, 12 bit, 20KSPS

Analog – Interface

  • RSDS (LVDS derivative) Tx Interface, 32Mbps
  • High Voltage DAC, Reconstruction Filter, 0-18V
  • Ultrasonic Frontend, 20-80 dB gain, 2-100MHz Bandwidth
  • Microphone Input, Audio Amplifier and ADC, 20kHz audio BW, 70dB SNR
  • Audio DAC, Sigma Delta, 20kHz audio BW, >80dB SNR
  • Speaker Driver, Class A/B, 20kHz audio BW

Analog – Misc

ShortLink has a large catalogue of analog IP blocks available for licensing. Many of the blocks are adaptable and flexible beyond what is listed below. Please contact us for more information.

  • Charge Amplifier, correlated double sampling, sample & hold
  • High-Voltage Fast Timing Critical Switch, 18V
  • Crystal Oscillator, 20-36MHz
  • Crystal Oscillator, Ultrastable spec, Usable for PLL
  • Low Power DCO, 32kHz
  • DCO 8MHz
  • Temperature & Voltage Measurement Comparator, 0.1C tolerance
  • Temperature & Voltage Monitoring Unit, 0.1C resolution (incl SAR ADC)
  • Temperature Shutdown Protection
  • Bandgap References, Bias generators


ShortLink has Power IP in two main categories: efficient low-power and high power / high voltage solutions. Many of the blocks are adaptable and flexible beyond what is listed below. Please contact us for more information.

  • Voltage Regulator (LDO), 1.2 to 1.9V Output
  • Voltage Regulator (LDO), 1.1V Output
  • Voltage Regulator (LDO) for PLL, 1.8V Output
  • Low Noise Differential High Voltage Regulator, Vout +-2V to +-8V, configurable during operation
  • DC/DC Buck Converter, 0.9 to 3.6V, 1A
  • LED Driver 0.5A
  • High Voltage H-Bridge, 400V


ShortLink provides digital IP blocks that are frequently used in combination with our analogue IPs to provide a complete mixed signal solution.

  • 8051 MCU
  • SPI Interface
  • I2C Interface
  • PCM/I2S (audio) interface
  • Audio Encoder/Decoder, CVSD
  • Audio Signal Processing (Noise reduction, Equalizer, AGC, Beam-former)